Mountain West Baseball Weekly Release
On The MWN: The Mountain West Network, powered by Campus Insiders, will broadcast every game of the 2015 Mountain West Baseball Championship, May 20-24 at Peccole Park in Reno, Nev. All games on the Mountain West Network are available live, on-demand and free of charge. Click here for links to broadcasts.
NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award Mid-season Watch List: Nevada junior Adam Whitt; San Diego State sophomore C.J. Saylor
Johnny Bench Award Watch List (semifinalists): Fresno State junior Taylor Ward; UNLV senior Erik VanMeetren
Brooks Wallace Award Watch List (semifinalists): San Diego State junior Danny Sheehan
NCBHOF John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award Watch List (semifinalist): Nevada sophomore Trenton Brooks
NCBHOF Pitcher of the Year Award Watch List (Top 25): Nevada's Adam Whitt
Three Named Capital One Academic All-District: Three Mountain West student-athletes were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Teams on May 7. Alex Estrella, a junior from New Mexico, and Russell Williams, a sophomore from Air Force, were named to the District 7 Team, while Fresno State senior Taylor Tempel earned District 8 honors.
Beating the Top 25: Mountain West teams have picked up eight wins over teams ranked in the Baseball America and USA Today Top 25 polls this season. Fresno State has wins over two different opponents, beating #6/12 USC 14-7 on March 17 and #21/- California 7-2 on March 25, while UNLV stopped #9/9 Arizona State 7-6 in a game that started on April 7 and extended to April 8. New Mexico picked up the latest victory on May 12, beating No. 16/18 Arizona State, 9-6. The other four wins have been against Texas Tech - February 17 by Nevada 18-4; March 13 versus San Diego State 9-0; and March 24 (7-6) and March 31 (6-5) against New Mexico.
#PopulatePeccole: Nevada recorded its first sellout of the 3,136-seat Peccole Park on April 26 game against San José State. Peccole Park is the site of the 2015 Mountain West Baseball Championship, May 20-24.